A Berlin Apartment Transformed with Colour

Written on 18th October 2021

For Marcel Ullrich, manager of our Farrow & Ball Düsseldorf showroom and coordinator of our colour consultancy service in Germany, an empty apartment on Berlin’s Greifswalderstraße provided the perfect challenge.

With its large and lofty rooms, all painted in white, the apartment wasn’t just a blank canvas crying out for a new look, but an opportunity to show the truly transformative effects of well-chosen colour. In today’s edition of The Chromologist, Marcel takes us through the approach he took to each room and the apartment as a whole, sharing tips, tricks, and little touches of expertise that he used to help transform the property into a home.

 


 

Kitchen and Dining Room


“The kitchen is always full of life, so we chose Middle Ground to feature that,” says Marcel, “and then to create an eye-catcher we added Red Earth. The next room has been used as a dining room, and as they’re connected by their usage – as well as their location in the apartment – we chose similar colours for both rooms.”


Master Bedroom and Office


“We regarded the next two rooms as one zone and used a single colour for both – the powdery Potted Shrimp,” says Marcel. “It could be combined with bolder colours like Worsted and Off-Black, or with lighter shades like Wimborne White and beautiful Cornforth White. The first creates a bold look; the other, a lighter one.”


Living Room


“We considered the great living room as a lounge area,” says Marcel of this light, bright, Ringwold Ground-painted space. “We emphasized its special ceiling with Vert de Terre, which accents the bountiful plasterwork.”


 

 

 

 

Hallway


“If you particularly like furniture you can make the pieces stand out by using a feature colour,” says Marcel, “as we’ve done here on the hallway cabinet with Pink Cup.”

Alongside Double Cream walls and Blanc de Chine woodwork – the woodwork colour is continued throughout the apartment for a sense of flow – this soft yellow-based pink makes for a cheerful welcome into the apartment.

 


Hallway


“If you particularly like furniture you can make the pieces stand out by using a feature colour,” says Marcel, “as we’ve done here on the hallway cabinet with Pink Cup.”

Alongside Double Cream walls and Blanc de Chine woodwork – the woodwork colour is continued throughout the apartment for a sense of flow – this soft yellow-based pink makes for a cheerful welcome into the apartment.

Hallway


“If you particularly like furniture you can make the pieces stand out by using a feature colour,” says Marcel, “as we’ve done here on the hallway cabinet with Pink Cup.”

Alongside Double Cream walls and Blanc de Chine woodwork – the woodwork colour is continued throughout the apartment for a sense of flow – this soft yellow-based pink makes for a cheerful welcome into the apartment.


Colours Used

Colours Used

Colours Used


 

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